When you think about summer, you might be imagining barbecues, swimming, hiking and outdoor recreation, but there are some less pleasant aspects of the summer that are worth thinking about as well, including bees and wasps. Bees and wasps can turn a fun outing into a disaster, and this year is shaping up to be a bad one when it comes to wasps and bees in Alaska. Read on to find out more about why wasps and bees are such a big problem in Alaska this year and what you can do to avoid any issues with these pests this summer.
Why is bee and wasp season worse than usual?
Over the last few years, it seems like more and more people in Alaska are having issues with wasps and bees during the summer. Almost everyone is irritated by wasps attacking picnic baskets or taking over backyard barbecues, but increased wasp populations are an especially big concern among people who are allergic to wasp and bee stings. Insect populations are increasing across Alaska primarily because of rising winter temperatures that promote survival for wasp and bee colonies.
As bee and wasp populations grow, it’s important that you know how to protect yourself from stings. Here are some tips:
- Put food away: One of the best things you can do to prevent encounters with bees and wasps is avoid doing things that might attract these pests to your space. Avoid leaving food and drinks out for long periods of time, and make sure to clean your grill and other outdoor spaces you use for cooking and food preparation thoroughly once you’re done using them.
- Buy wasp traps: You can find bee and wasp traps at a local hardware or outdoor supply store. These traps are designed to attract and catch bees and wasps to keep them out of your space. These wasp traps are effective for getting rid of a few wasps and bees, but they won’t do you much good if you have a bigger issue with wasps on your property.
- Get professional pest control: The most effective way to combat wasps and bees on your property is to hire a professional for pest control in Alaska. A professional will be able to identify the source of the issue and get rid of any nests that are on your property. Pest control experts have the tools and equipment necessary to safely remove insects at the source for long-lasting insect control solutions.
Call for pest control in Alaska
If you are looking for more advice about insect control in Alaska or you need professional pest removal service, reach out to Pied Piper Pest Control. Since 1965, our locally owned and operated business has been dedicated to delivering a variety of pest control services for commercial and residential customers alike. Our team is experienced in providing a wide variety of pest control services, including bee and wasp control in Alaska, and we have the tools and expertise necessary to help you with your specific needs. Contact us today to arrange a consultation and service quote.
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